THE OPPORTUNITY

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Leapfrogging The Digital Divide

Not so long ago, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) dropped tablets into rural villages in Ethiopia, hoping to teach a little English to kids who had never seen printed material before. In 4 months, not only did they teach themselves English, they taught themselves to hack the tablets!

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Smartphones For The World's Poorest

Lightweight phone platforms, like Firefox OS, are making sub-$50 smartphones available in poor communities globally. Many villages already share low-end feature phones - now, they'll have internet access.

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The poorest countries offer the highest-growth economies, and Disruptive Innovation potental

When disrupting industries for the better, aring about the low-end is what matters. Addressing needs in today's "low-end" communities have already proven to be top-performing tech investments, from agriculture reform to mobile payment networks.

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Making an app has never been so easy.

With modern platforms, and new approaches to teaching, it's possible to go from internet surfer to app builder in days. These new, peer-to-peer educational models are starting to take hold in poor, urban areas around the world.

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Open, free programmes

We're creating an open-source playbook - based on what really works. Based on our direct experience working with 'unlikely' founders in their communities, we distribute curriculum, teaching notes and other resources.

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The Next Billion

Village Accelerator is sydincating around the world. We have our next programmes lined up in Guatemala and Zimbabwe. As Village Accelerator enters new contexts, it's customised for local goals and local needs. The variations are shared world-wide, so each is learning from the best for them, wherever it is.

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  • WHAT WE DO

    We have a background in designing and support startup accelerators, and in entrepreneurship education. This is currently an exploration - how can the accelerator model help aspiring tech entrpreneurs from the poorest communities in the world, on their own terms?

  • Coder Culture

    Setting a foundation of coder culture - pro-active learning by doing, helping each other, and sharing lessons learned -- our programmes get exponentially more effective. Alumni bring newcomers up to speed quickly, and coders around the world jump right in to help out.

  • Communities created

    Village Accelerator connects people over socio-economic lines. We come together over a common interest in technology, humanitarian goals and business growth.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

We need immediate help with: - Computers for a local lab - Teaching tech and startups in Sofia and Harare Email Sal at smile@saintsal.com If you think you can help later, please join the mailing list, and you'll know when to step in!

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    Boyana Mecheva

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    Salim Virani

    Teacher
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    Ivan Stoyanov

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    Boyan Zhelyazkov

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    Vladimir Aleksiev

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